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Smogon Council I - Salamence

Discussion in 'Stark Mountain' started by Aeolus, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. Aeolus

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    READ THIS WHOLE POST AND FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS.

    As I described in the original Smogon Council thread, nine players will be selected to cast a vote to decide the tiering of Salamence. If you believe you are qualified and are interested in being on the Council, you must post your application here. Your application must include the elements listed below. Descriptions and clarification of each element follow.

    • Primary Shoddy Account Username
    • Standard Ladder Rating:
    • Standard Ladder Deviation:
    • Suspect Ladder Rating:
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation:
    • Tournament Presence:
    • Optional short paragraph:
    Explanation of elements and directions:

    1) We ask for your primary shoddy account username in order to verify the claims you make about your rating and deviation. With the help of Doug, we are able to pull and examine extensive statistics about every player. We ask for your username to make sure we're looking at the right account.

    2) Standard/Suspect Rating and Deviation: This provides us with a good measure of the amount of time and effort you put into test and your general experience with the game as of late. The numbers you post should correspond to the actual numbers available on the server at the time of your post. Screenshots are encouraged since all required numbers will be immediately verifiable. We will look these numbers up when we are evaluating applications. Any significantly large unfavorable variances between what you report here and what we find on the server won't help your chances. Providing a screenshot helps eliminates this risk for you. Your rating is computed as the average between the high and lows of the server provided range. Your deviation is the difference between the high and the low divided by 2. Use /record username to look up the information.

    3) Tournament presence: This is just another way for us to evaluate your competency in the game. Anything you post here should be relevant to the test at hand. This means DP OU only. Any claims you make here should be supported by links to the individual tournament threads to allow us to quickly verify your claims. We welcome information relating to all tournaments from the past year, including #stark cups.

    4) The optional short paragraph is there for you to simply sound off about why you should be chosen over everyone else. When I say short... I mean it. We are not interested in reading anything longer than a few sentences there.

    READ THIS WHOLE POST AND FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS.

    In about a week, this thread will be closed, and Jumpman and I will announce who has been chosen. A vote will be held shortly thereafter. Please do not be discouraged if you are not chosen... obviously nine is a rather small number so some competent people just won't make the cut.

    Thanks again to everyone for participating!
  2. Aeolus

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    Oh, I'll also simply delete posts that do not follow the directions in the OP. If you notice your post was deleted, that's why. We are always appreciative of your support... but I want to keep this thread clean. So please refrain from "good luck," "thank you," or "I want Uber" sorts of posts.
  3. ToF

    ToF
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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: Daddys Home (Suspect) and Say Aah (Standard)
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1768.5
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 50.5
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1869
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 67
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    3) Tournament presence:

    Tournaments I've participated in both the past and currently:

    Smogon Frontier III and IV as Dome Ace
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57808
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73319

    World Cup of Pokemon IV and V
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59783
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73207

    Smogon Tour Season 8 finalist
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59508

    Smogon Tournaments 5 and 6
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53651
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69705

    Ultimate Cup II
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61433


    I've been heavily involved in the suspect tiering process throughout this entire generation, and feel that I have the necessary battling experience to objectively vote on the tiering status of Salamence. Regardless of whether I'm chosen or not, thank you Aeolus, Doug, and Jump for allowing the community to be involved in the tiering process, and excellent work as always on running the process so smoothly.



  4. kd24

    kd24 yo daddy musta been a drug dealer? why, cuz you're dope
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    my ratings dropped heavily from being on vacation for a week as well as not being able to do much with world cup / uu stuff but im fine with it:

    will post screenshots asap

    Primary Shoddy Account Username: fuk dragons
    Standard Ladder Rating: 1603
    Standard Ladder Deviation: 57
    Suspect Ladder Rating: 1813.5
    Suspect Ladder Deviation: 69.5

    [​IMG]

    Tournament Presence:

    Stark Cups:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70339
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aq85ef_6ZbR3dHBNbko1dXRoeG93TmFkUHRuTTBmSkE&hl=en#gid=0

    I am ranked 4 in points, and have a ton of OU experience from these cups

    Smogon Tour:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73380

    Was ranked 19th among all 4 tours and successfully won in Round 1

    World Cup:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74087

    Was a captain last year, competitor again this year with US East, went 2-1 in my division.

    Smogon Frontier:

    Competed last year and the year before as Palace Maven KD24 for the frontier.

    Optional short paragraph:

    For most of the suspect ladder this period I was consistently top 5 if not number 2 (was not able to reach number 1) and I often discussed my suspect findings on irc/thread (mostly the former). I have always been with smogon and I have the experience and knowledge on both metagames to make an unbiased objective vote of Salamence. As TOF said, regardless of chosen or not, I would like to thank jump, aeolus, and doug for all giving us the opportunity to play on suspect and for being able to be a part of the community's desicion.
  5. reachzero

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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: vuvuzelas (Standard) and Dark_Froslass (Suspect)
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1695.5
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 42.5
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1773
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 55
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    • Tournament Presence:
    Official Smogon Tournament 6, reached round 4
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67696

    Smogon Frontier 2010 Castle Valet, 61-35 record
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/frontier/eliminated_players
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/frontier/active_players

    World Cup of Pokemon IV and V
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59783
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74087

    Optional short
    paragraph:
    Few individuals have played more games in the post-Latias OU metagame than I have, considering both my Standard and Suspect laddering and my numerous matches for the Smogon Frontier (96 so far, and counting). Over that time, I've demonstrated the ability to consistently win. I have also demonstrated my intelligence and willingness to participate in the tiering process through my involvement in both the OU and UU Suspect testing processes.
  6. LinIsKorean

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    Lately I've only been playing just enough to keep on the leaderboard, but oh well.
    • Primary Shoddy Account Username : LinIsKorean
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1682
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 43
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1747
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 72
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    Tournament Presence:


    Stark Cups:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70339

    I don't think the leaderboard is updated anymore, but I've gotten the chance to play a lot of good players in OU through stark cups.

    World Cup IV:
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/worldcup/2009/rosters
    Was a sub for Asia in last year's WCoP.

    World Cup V:
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/worldcup/rosters

    Playing for Asia in the WCoP this year.

    Optional short paragraph:

    I feel that I have enough experience with the standard and suspect metagames to help make an informed decision on Salamence. Either way, I'm grateful for having the oppurtunity to apply to the council.
  7. Krack

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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: Krack
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1807
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 48.5
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1897
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 61
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    Tournament Presence:

    World Cup of Pokemon IV and V
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59783
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74087

    Smogon Tour 8 - Finalist
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59508

    Bragging Rights Tournament - Finalist
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70090

    Fan Favourites Tournament - Winner
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66776


    I've played consistently throughout this suspect test and have had pretty good success on both the suspect and OU ladders. I feel I have a good amount of experience and knowledge of OU, through playing on the ladders and in tournaments, to make an informed vote on Salamence's tiering.
  8. Aura Guardian

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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: Aura Guardian
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1506.5
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 36.5
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1416.5
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 48.5
    • Tournament Presence: None
    • Optional short paragraph:
    I have used Salamence and had it used against me. I have seen Salamence destroy teams and used it to do so. I have also seen Salamence be less useful than other Pokemon, and I have seen it not succeed at all. On my most recent team, Salamence's teammates have usually been the most dangerous.

    NOTES:
    My standard ladder CRE twice peaked at around 1420, possibly slightly higher, before the test began. Also, my Suspect CRE peaked at 1251 at the least.

    Screenshot:
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  9. tab

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    Primary Shoddy Account Username: Tab (OU), Oscillate/I heart bloo (suspect)
    Standard Ladder Rating: 1605.5
    Standard Ladder Deviation: 25.5
    Suspect Ladder Rating: 1630, 1676.5
    Suspect Ladder Deviation: 58, 76.5

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    Tournament presence:
    WCOP IV
    WCOP V

    I've got a good amount of suspect testing experience, having voted in stages 3-1 and 3-2, and qualified but not voted for the Manaphy test. I've gathered a large amount of experience in DP OU over the last two years and feel that I would be capable of making an informed vote on Salamence's status.
  10. Philip7086

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    • Primary Shoddy Account: Sol
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1795 (CRE: 1591)
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 51
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1785.5 (CRE: 1555)
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 57.5
    Screen Shot taken 6/28/10 (open)
    [​IMG]


    • Tournament Presence (Ordered by Most Recent):
    Current Frontier brain (Record: 26-11 [70.27%])
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/frontier/active_players
    World Cup V eventual winner :P (Team US West)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74087
    Semifinalist in FUK DRAGONS tournament (IMO, the most relevant tournament to this voting period)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70127
    Superstars Invitational Tournament Quarterfinalist (Eliminated at the introduction of non-OU tiers, which highlights the fact that I'm an OU specialist)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65914
    World Cup IV semifinalist (Team US West)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58989
    Single season Smogon Frontier challenger record of 7-3 (only better record is held by Atticus, IIRC)
    -No link due to it being erased, but Kevin Garrett can verify.


    • Optional short paragraph:
    After this topic was announced, I immediately jumped onto the OU ladder and have been consistently laddering throughout the testing period. I waited about one week to start the Suspect ladder, as I usually do, to watch matches first and get the feel for what the metagame looks like. I was informed that this test would last through June 22nd, which was a relief to me since I became a Frontier brain on the 20th and had to test members trying out for the US West World Cup team around that time, including having to deal with a recent SPL trade and getting my matches done for that (and that is just to mention my duties in the tournaments forum). With this information, I decided to stop laddering on the 21st of June, where I was ranked 6th on the OU ladder with a CRE of 1617 and 10th on the Suspect ladder with a CRE of 1582 simultaneously. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find time for either ladder and maintain these ratings since the 21st. Here are my screen shot proofs (please note the date they were taken at the bottom right):
    OU Leaderboard Screen Shot: 6/21/10 (open)
    [​IMG]

    Suspect Leaderboard Screen Shot: 6/21/10 (open)
    [​IMG]

    I believe the fact that I hit these ratings on both ladders simultaneously is proof that I am very knowledgeable on both metagames, and have had a lot of experiences in both. The fact that I placed top 4 out of 128 in the recent FUK DRAGONS tournament and have a 70% win rate as a Frontier brain shows that I not only know how to succeed on the relevant ladders in both metagames, but in tournament scenarios as well. With this knowledge and experience, I hope to be selected as one of the 9 Smogon Council members. Thank you for considering me.

    Edit: I know this is already fairly long, but I also wanted to add that I have voted in the last five OU suspect tests, which shows that I have consistently kept up to date with all the metagames, and have proven on multiple occasions that my logic on tiering is sound. Sorry for the long post, and again, thanks.

    Edit 2: Added links to tournaments section.
  11. 1338

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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: 1338
    • Standard Ladder Rating:1704
    • Standard Ladder Deviation:27
    • Suspect Ladder Rating:1783
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation:43
    • Tournament Presence:None! Sorry. :/
    [​IMG]

    I've been in the top 5 in OU and Suspect at the same time on the same alt, spamming many battles along the way. I hope my extensive laddering can make up for the lack of tournament experience, but if not that's fine.
  12. TAY

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    • Primary Shoddy Account: TAY (recently battled as The Steel Champ in OU; Jane Austen in Suspect)
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1749 (current CRE: 1591; recent max 9th on OU ladder before VGC Nats)
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 54.1
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1823 (current CRE 1616; recent max around 1660 before VGC nats (3rd or 4th on ladder))
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 59.29
    • Tournament Presence: Played in World Cups III & IV; ST5; ST6 (lost in round of 16); was a Smogon Frontier brain last season and iirc had one of the best records (the old site is gone =|); finalist as OU player in most recent team trials tournament
    • Short Paragraph: I have been playing gen 4 pokemon since I joined in 2007, and thus have almost 3 years of experience playing with and against Salamence. I am not as strong of an OU player as I was maybe six months ago, but my experience regarding Salamence is about as high as it could possibly be, and I have proven my intelligence and level-headedness with respect to OU during my time here at Smogon as a former RMT and Stark Mountain moderator. And hey I was #4 on suspect and #9 on standard at the same time about a week ago, so I can't be that bad!
  13. Scofield

    Scofield Ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhh, Kate.......
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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: Olivia Wilde
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1717
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 46
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1769.5
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 61.5
    [​IMG][​IMG]

  14. panamaxis

    panamaxis Allons-y!
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    Primary Shoddy Account Username: Maybe Someday...
    Standard Ladder Rating: 1759.5
    Standard Ladder Deviation: 41.5
    Suspect Ladder Rating: 1890
    Suspect Ladder Deviation: 61
    [​IMG]
    Tournament Presence:
    World Cup of Pokemon IV and V with Oceania:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59783
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/worldcup/rosters
    Smogon Frontier III and IV as Pyramid King:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57808
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73319
    Smogon Tour Season 8 Finalist:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70635
    Smogon Tournament #5 and #6 Semifinalist in both:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69358
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53342
    Fan Favourites Runner-Up:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66776
    Ultimate Cup Winner:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61433
    Superstars Tournament Semi-Finalist:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66852
    I have consistently participated in the suspect program as shown as I was in the first batch to obtain a wing badge (due to battling and excluding ToF and KG) and I have also voted in UU tests as well as OU. Since I joined I have always kept up with the metagame (and changes in it) so I think I have a lot of experience with suspect voting and fourth generation OU.
  15. Earthworm

    Earthworm
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    Primary Shoddy Account Username: Earthworm
    Standard Ladder Rating: 1872
    Standard Ladder Deviation: 60
    Suspect Ladder Rating: 1832
    Suspect Ladder Deviation: 66
    [​IMG]
    Tournament Presence:
    Won FUK DRAGON Tournament:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70199
    ST6 Finalist:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69705
    Frontier Brain in Smogon Frontier IV:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73319
    Won World Cup of Pokemon IV and playing in V with Oceania:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59783
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/worldcup/rosters
    Optional short paragraph:
    I have lots of experience in both metagames. I also battled quite a lot as another name (lotuspirate; OU rating 1743; deviation 58; suspect rating 1710; deviation 135) if it helps. I'm also a Tiering Contributor.
  16. remlabmez

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    Standard rating is low because I havent been laddering as much as I did, but the account was on leader board when it was active

    • Primary Shoddy Account Username : phil likes men
    • Standard Ladder Rating:1678
    • Standard Ladder Deviation:45
    • Suspect Ladder Rating:1722
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation:64
    [​IMG]

    • Tournament Presence:
    Won two OU tours in a row: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57710 and http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56679

    quarter finalist in FUK dragons tourney.

    Top 8 finalist in smogon season 8

    Currently 5-1 in SPL

    • Optional short paragraph:
    I feel I have a good understanding of the OU metagame, I have competed well in everything pokemon related when it comes to OU. I take pokemon as a pretty serious hobby and I would feel I could fit in well with the council. I am around the community a lot as well hanging around in IRC all the time.
  17. Jumpman16

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    Nah, don't worry about it too much. We explicitly asked for Suspect and Standard Ladder credentials before posting this thread, and there's no way that we are going to dock the people who haven't participated in tourneys, especially given that the ladder is definitely more canon than x tournament almost by definition since many tournaments have specialized rules and restrictions that simply do not and cannot apply to the aims of these Councils. I may be speaking for myself here as someone who never played tourneys even when he was competitively active, but I felt it was worth mentioning regardless.

    Oh, also, Philip is automatically removed from consideration due to his 400-word "short" paragraph. Just kidding. Or am I. But seriously, I'm pretty sure that either Aeolus and I remember who has been granted voting rights for the past few tests or we're capable of recognizing upon whom we have conferred a Tiering Contributor badge or realizing its meaning and significance.

    I will, though, take this opportunity to extend my thanks to the rest of you (and the rest of Phil's post) for being exactly what we are looking for. But don't be the 5'11" girl who wears 4" heels to an exclusive nightclub. Nobody needs to have a reason to want to look down on anyone, figuratively or literally.
  18. Despotar

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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username : DespoTheTar
    • Standard Ladder Rating:600
    • Standard Ladder Deviation:0.05999998540349327 (Huh!)
    • Suspect Ladder Rating:1360
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation:0.0598650202494402
    • Tournament Presence: Here
    I know this all looks crappy, and that's cause it is.
    But, this is my alt, cause my main suspect account (DespotarsSuspect) has about 1300 rating cause I made it after taking a break from battling, so I lost a lot.
    My OU rating would be higher, but I don't play it often. (I have many OU alts, (Despotars, DespotarsOU, etc) and I would rather have my many, many games played (Over 1000 at least) show for me. I know what OU V.S suspect is. I have payed plenty of both in my time, (right now for instance), and I know what I want. Please don't let my lack of good CRE turn you off.
    This team has beat some good players, beat Daddys Home (While he was #1) 1338, Dawn is Hawt, and firesong, all currently on the Suspect leaderboard.
  19. Mess.

    Mess.

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    • Primary Shoddy Account User name : Mess
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1666
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 20
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1614
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 186

    [​IMG]

    Tournament Presence: Non

    I haven't been on suspect that much but I'm playing OU literally everyday.
    I played with and against sala on different teams and have a deep
    understanding and knowledge of the current metagame.
    Thats why I think I should be on this council being able to give an
    impartial vote.
  20. DarkLucario

    DarkLucario Kämpfe für deinen Traum
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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: all the way (Suspect) / Mesut (OU)
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1700,5
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 44,5
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1866
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 55

    Screenshots taken 6/28/2010

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    • Tournament Presence:

    Permant success in Smogon Tours (Won 2 OU-Tours, reached Tour Finals in season 8 & 9 e.g., Winner of Season 8)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59508
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70635

    Official Smogon Tournament 6
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67696

    Undefeated in Team Trials II (OU)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58275

    Participant for Team Germany in the World Cup of Pokemon IV as well as in V.
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56844
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74087

    • Optional short paragraph:

    I laddered consistently through the whole suspect period on both the standard and the suspect ladder. I was #1 on suspect for much of the testing period (reached a 1719 CRE with a 1918 rating) and later made the top 10 of the standard ladder (~1775 rating, OU rating dropped after testing stuff after the deadline and deviation dropped because of vacation), which displays my skill and experience in the two different metagames.
    I also consistently showed my success in the DPP OU Metagame throughout the last year. After my victory in Smogon Tour 8, I developed into a respected member of the Smogon Community and demonstrated my interest in the tiering process by participating in many stages.

    Due to this I believe that I have a good knowledge of the metagame and a rather good understanding of which changes will benefit the OU Metagame and which will not.
  21. undisputed

    undisputed
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis Smogon Frontier's Frontier Lackeyis a Past WCoP Winner

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    Hi. I dont know how to take a screen shot so I will just post my info. If anyone wants to they can check on Shoddy. I decided to do some OU laddering yesterday and today on the alt "straightoutofcali" because my other alt was just pretty lame. Also, I dont know if how much it matters as I'm not so familiar with how fast ratings drop, but I haven't played in 16 days on suspect (before yesterday) due to a trip to Italy.


    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: TILL I COLLAPSE. (suspect) straightoutofcali (OU)
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1787.5
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 57.5
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1706
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 60
    • Tournament Presence:
    I'm going to leave out the gimmicky ones because they are not pure OU, and I tend to leave around the 4th round lately.

    ST6 Round: Lost in Round of 16
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67696

    SPL: Playing with Tigers; 1-0
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72626

    Smogon Frontier: 2-0 so far
    http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/frontier/active_players

    • Optional short paragraph:
    I may not have the reputation that most of the other boys and girls in this thread do, but I do think I know what I am talking about. I voted in the Manaphy/Latias test which was my first try at suspect. I was unable to vote during Latias' suspect test because I had several alts on the forbidden list. I'm online pretty much every day, and I have talked with many users about Salamence's power, so I believer I would be a great addition to the 1st Smogon Council. If anything, thank you for your consideration.
  22. Lady Bug

    Lady Bug meow
    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Winner

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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: Lady bug (Suspect), Sugercult (Standard)
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 1738
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 60
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1858
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 92
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    The reason for having a high deviation on the Suspect ladder is my timezone. Whenever I wanted to ladder on Suspect I rarely found people on the ladder, I hope my rating makes up for that, and for the record, I was #1 on the Suspect ladder for a while.

    • Tournament Presence:
    Smogon Tour 9 Semifinalist
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70635

    Playing for Congregation of the Classiest in SPL and going 7-1 (OU)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72626

    Played for Asia in World Cup of Pokemon IV and going 5-1. I am also currently playing for team Brown in the World Cup V, 2-1 so far.
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59783
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74087


    Ranked #4 in Smogon Tours 6-9 standings (OU)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59886


    • Optional short paragraph:
    I believe that I'm experienced with both Suspect and Standard ladder, especially that I ladder a lot, and I mostly do very good when I ladder for a reason, and not just mess around. (also, if you notice that I have a really bad rating with my Lady bug account it's because I mostly ladder with "fun" teams with that account)
  23. Aeolus

    Aeolus Bag
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Smogon IRC SOp Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnus

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    Deadline is this Wednesday at noon eastern. I'm going to close this thread when I get here after that time. If you haven't applied by then, you will not be considered.
  24. Yoz

    Yoz

    Joined:
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    Messages:
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    • Primary Shoddy Account Username: Yozman, Yozalt, Syrian (I am currently working on this, so I will edit and give details tomorrow)
    • Standard Ladder Rating: 917 (Yozman) 1217 (Syrian)
    • Standard Ladder Deviation: 74 (Yozman) 71 (Syrian)
    • Suspect Ladder Rating: 1279 (Yozman) 1320 (Yozalt)
    • Suspect Ladder Deviation: 70 (Yozman) 85 (Yozalt)
    • Tournament Presence: a couple of #Stark Cups and Smogon Frontier but outside of that, nothing.
    • Optional short paragraph: Obviously I don't have great CRE and a reason is given later, but although I am not great at battling, I understand the Metagame well. I have also studied the reasons why certain pokes (latias/wobbuffet/garchomp/etc.) were banned so I hope this makes up or my lack of experience in that as well.
    • My Suspect CRE used to be around 1400+ and my Dev used to be much lower however I have been away for the last two weeks. Prior to those two weeks, I was very active and debated Mence's position in OU with #stark with vigour. Personally, I believe I would be a good candidate for the Council as I am still neutral and I entered smogon's competitive battling scene shortly before Latias was banned. Therefore I would be more familiar to this current metagame.
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  25. Myzozoa

    Myzozoa a choir master sings sharp so others hit the right note
    is a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Past WCoP Winner

    Joined:
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    Primary Shoddy Account Username: BRKSOCSC, KARMAREINCARNATION
    Standard Ladder Rating: 1671.5
    Standard Ladder Deviation: 32.5
    Suspect Ladder Rating: 1801.5 (calculated several days after i stopped laddering in suspect)
    Suspect Ladder Deviation:63.5 (calculated several days after i stopped laddering)

    Tournament Presence: Fuk Dragon Tournament 2 Wins before activity elimination(traveling in 3rd world countries) :http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68512

    I have also had resonable success in the #stark cups: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70339, http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aq85ef_6ZbR3dHBNbko1dXRoeG93TmFkUHRuTTBmSkE&hl=en#gid=0



    Optional short paragraph: I have been active during many suspect tests, and although i haven't had much tournament success, I have been active on the ladder and on irc. Thank you for considering me.

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